EL CENTRO â€“ El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced it is now offering after-hours CT scans and ultrasounds at its Outpatient Medical Imaging Department located at the hospital.
Acknowledging that it can be difficult to make time for an exam like a CT scan or ultrasound, ECRMC has made evening and weekend appointments available for a variety of CT scans and ultrasound procedures conducted at the hospital. ECRMC registration staff and radiology department staff will be onsite to check-in and guide patients through their visit.
Appointments will now be available from 5:30 pm â€“ 7:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am â€“ 12 pm on Saturdays.
â€œWe have expanded the hours for basic CT scans to evenings and weekends in order to meet our patientsâ€™ expectations,â€ said Chris Salgado, Director of Medical Imaging at ECRMC. â€œWe believe that people with active lifestyles and those that work alternative schedules will benefit most from the extended hours,â€ he added.
â€œIn addition, the hospital has added extended times for ultrasound procedures,â€ announced Salgado. Appointments for ultrasound procedures of the abdomen, pelvic, thyroid, arteries and veins will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am â€“ 7:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am â€“ 12:30 pm.
To make an appointment for a CT scan or ultrasound procedure, contact the ECRMC Outpatient Medical Imaging Line at 760.339.7241.
For more information about these types of exams please speak with your physician.
El Centro Regional Medical Center is a licensed 161-bed general acute care facility located in El Centro, California. ECRMC is committed to providing the community with high quality healthcare as reflected in its mission statement: â€œTo provide healthcare excellence for the Imperial Valley.â€
In addition to the general acute care hospital, ECRMC has four outpatient centers throughout Imperial County, two rural health clinics and two specialty care providers, oncology/hematology and wound healing.